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Whatever you or your business needs, NRB Assist serves to signpost you towards the most up to date and relevant government information, professional advice, and support from industry initiatives and charities.

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Key Resources

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  • On 23 June 2020, the Prime Minister announced further easements of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions as part of Step Three of the government’s plan including the reopening of the hospitality ind ...
  • The visitor economy Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows.
  • The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF) supports businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with their business costs during coronavirus.
  • SPE Interim – formed as our direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide a flexible workforce with specific skills.  

Latest Articles

Links are posted on a daily basis. Use the filters to see articles on specific areas such as staff & HR, property, finance, and events.
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  • Licensing team colleagues Felicity Tulloch and Rebecca Ingram discuss the government's announcement that hospitality operators can reopen their premises on July 4.
  • Optimism and nervousness mix as teams prepare for hospitality’s return.
  • The draft Business and Planning Bill introduces some sweeping changes to licensing and planning regimes, to the benefit of many hospitality operators.
  • Use this Manchester City Council form to register interest in a temporary licence to operate an external seating area.
  • On 23 June 2020, the Prime Minister announced further easements of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions as part of Step Three of the government’s plan including the reopening of the hospitality ind ...
  • The visitor economy Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows.
  • Road closures, pop up parks, architecturally designed furniture, a business grant scheme and free trading permits are all part of a new pilot package of support for the hospitality sector in Liverpool ...
  • Ocean announce the launch of Crucial Creative for 2020, in place of the annual Ocean Digital Creative Competition. With a £1 million prize fund to help galvanise advertisers and agencies to action pos ...
  • The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF) supports businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with their business costs during coronavirus.
  • With a month to go until the date that hospitality operators will be able to reopen their doors, many will be considering what they need to do in order to prepare.
  • Easily request permission from each brewer whose draught beer or cider you stock to destroy this where it is unsaleable due to the current closure period and once permission has been obtained, to prov ...
  • An update on the current legislation for leisure operators looking to reopen and why it could be time for licensed beer gardens and outdoor spaces to be allowed to open.
  • SPE Interim – formed as our direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide a flexible workforce with specific skills.  
  • The Drinks Trust has launched a series of Wellness Services which cover key areas of well-being over an initial seven-month period until the end of the year. These include wellness guidance & tools, c ...
  • UKHospitality, the leading trade body for the UK’s hospitality sector, has launched a new Supplier Alliance to push for Government support to help hospitality supplier businesses.
  • Whether you’re an owner or a manager, a single site or a nationwide chain, this guide is designed to help get businesses back on their feet and trading again. Supporting Hospitality Action
  • The toolkit is designed to help your business understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what steps you need to consider and undertake prior to restarting your business.
  • Leading operators including chef Raymond Blanc, Wagamama chief Andy Hornby and Hospitality Union's Jonathan Downey have said reducing distancing requirements to one metre would see more businesses sur ...
  • Join members of the Bruntwood team as they outline the various government support packages available to you. 12:00 Thursday 28 May
  • The mayor of Liverpool has announced plans to create more European-style covered outdoor seating areas in the city to help businesses make up for the internal space they will lose as a result of socia ...
  • The hospitality industry has undoubtedly been one of the hardest hit as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing. Our experts will discuss the measures being put in place to support the ...
  • UKHospitality has called on government to support a safe and sustainable reopening for restaurants, pubs and hotels this summer through its #Fair4Hospitality campaign.    
  • COVID-19 will be causing stress and worry for small businesses and the self-employed, and it is more important than ever to make sure you are taking steps to support your own mental health as well as ...
  • In the Weeds Podcast

    19 May 2020
    LISTEN NOW: Northern Restaurant & Bar CEO Thom Hetherington is this week's guest on the latest episode of Matty Farrell's In the Weeds podcast. Talking Northern hospitality, Glossop, and the mental he ...
  • For this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, FSB's Alan Soady is joined by Faye McGuiness from Mind and FSB members Sarah Windrum and Rich Bishop to chat about how employers and their staff are copin ...
  • As businesses begin to plan for the future of their workplaces post-lockdown, the Kuits employment team examine the current regulation around flexible working requests and how the landscape might chan ...
  • Join us on Wednesday 20 May at 11.00am (GMT), for a 45-minute webcast to discuss the tools available on your path to recovery.
  • A set of guidelines has been released for eight industries, including "restaurants offering takeaway and delivery" to help employers, employees and the self-employed work safely during the Covid-19 pa ...
  • Free guides and other financial materials produced to help you manage your finances during this period and a suite of free new Financial Wellbeing information for employers.
  • The Kuits licensing team analyses the government's lockdown release strategy and what it means for hospitality business owners, including the potential to utilise outdoor space to reopen.
  • A group of experts from across Greater Manchester's hospitality, events and cultural sector have come together to start developing a long-term plan for the protection and promotion of the regions' res ...
  • As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, posing new challenges to the economy and small businesses, the Federation of Small Businesses is on hand to provide the latest information and guidance on what s ...
  • New 100% government backed loan scheme for small business
  • As the country enters yet another week of lockdown, what is the mood amongst the leaders of Britain’s pub, restaurant, bar and café companies? 6 May 2-3pm
  • HMRC will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
  • Join this online webinar at 11am on Tuesday 5 May to find out more about the coronavirus financial support schemes you may be eligible for.
  • After a huge positive response to the free courses released by CPL Learning, they have now rolled out 75% discounts across their range of e-learning courses.
  • Businesses will be able to access 100%-taxpayer-backed loans of up to £50,000 after hospitality operators revealed more than half of applications had been turned down.
  • For the people who run our favourite eateries, watering holes and social spots, lockdown has sparked a battle for survival
  • Support needed to stop hospitality industry collapsing like a ‘house of cards’